Music at Woodmere

Tickets can be purchased online up to 11:59 p.m. the day before event ($22 for non-members; $12 members). Tickets available at the doors an hour before the event. Tickets NOT available by phone. No reserved seating. For more information call 215-247-0476.

Parking is available at Woodmere Art Museum, but space is limited. Please do not park on Bells Mill Rd.

** Pre-purchased tickets only guarantee admission to Music at Woodmere performances. It does not guarantee seating. Seating is first-come, first-served. This fall, food and drinks are limited to the galleries in the historic section of the Museum only due to restrictions by lender of borrowed artworks.

Winter/Spring 2015

Classic Saturdays

5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine and refreshments served

The Academy of Vocal Arts: La Bohème Sneak Preview
January 17

The Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) presents a sneak preview of its upcoming performance of Giacomo Puccini’s famous La Bohème (The Bohemian Girl). Known for its lush melodies and characters that touch the heart, La Bohème is the best of romantic opera. Based in Philadelphia, AVA is the world’s premier institution for training young artists as international opera soloists and the only tuition-free school in the US devoted exclusively to voice. 

Leon Bates: Romantic Piano
February 14

Dynamic Philadelphia-based pianist Leon Bates returns to Woodmere with a special program for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy the romantic music of Robert Schaumann and Sergei Rachmaninoff,along with Rodgers and Hart’s “My Funny Valentine,” Cole Porter’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and George Gershwin’s Embraceable You.” 

Tempesta di Mare: Sonatas and Serenades with Karina Schmitz and Simon Martyn-Ellis 
March 14

Tempesta di Mare continues its artist recital series at Woodmere, presenting an exquisite evening of song, dance tunes, and musical virtuosity. Cleveland-based violinist Karina Schmitz and lutenist Simon Martyn-Ellis perform salon music for violin and romantic guitar sonatas, serenades, and nocturnes. Together these captivating musicians explore the rich culture of performances that took place in fine private soirees and salons all over Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Lyric Fest: Vienna, City of Dreams 
March 28

Lyric Fest celebrates the art of “lieder”, music for solo voice and piano of romantic and lyrical poems by Vienna composers such as Hugo Wolf, Franz Schubert, and Gustov Mahler. Performers include soprano Erica Miller, Academy of Vocal Arts alum and mezzo-soprano Suzanne DuPlantis, baritone Randall Scarlata, and Lyric Fest founder and pianist Laura Ward

 

Friday Night Jazz

6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine and refreshments served

 

The Motown Divas
December 12

The divas of Motown brought R&B into many people’s lives, singing songs about love. Enjoy an evening inspired by the music of Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, and Martha Reeves, with songs including “Come See About Me,” “Where Did Our Love Go?” “Midnight Train to Georgia,” and more. Woodmere thanks Glenmede for their generous support of this performance.

Crooner Christmas
December 19

This vocal songfest will jazz up the holidays! Join the festivities and sing along with Philly’s finest vocalists. Swing to favorites like “Jingle Bells,” “Let It Snow,” “We Three Kings,” and others. A special guest will join the merriment. Enjoy the evening and finish (or start) your holiday shopping in the Museum Store.

Frank Sinatra: He Did It His Way
February 20

The music of ‘Ol Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, comes alive at Woodmere, reminding us how music can soothe and invigorate. Take a walk down memory lane and listen to “My Way,” “A Foggy Day,” “It Was A Very Good Year,” and more.

B.B. King: The Thrill Is Not Gone
February 27

B.B. King took his favorite lady, his guitar “Lucille,” everywhere he went. Join guitarist Rich Tucker on a journey where only the King of the Blues could take us, with songs like “The Thrill Is Gone,” “That’s Wrong Little Mama,” “Lucille,” and others.

Wartime Harmonies: The Swing Era
March 6

While the world was at war, the buoyant rhythms of swing music kept spirits high.We’ll pay tribute to the big band sounds of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Count Basie, as well as the voices of the Andrews Sisters and more.

Lena Horne: Sophisticated Lady Of Song
March 13

Clear, distinct lyrics and a sensual delivery made Lena Horne tops on everyone’s list. Musicians wanted to work with her, producers wanted to hire her, and the audience wanted to see and hear her. Tonya Lynette will perform favorites like “Stormy Weather,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man of This Moment On,” and more.

Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline: Country Goes City
March 20

Get that “country” feeling deep in your bones with music from two Grand Ole Opry legends. The music is plain and straight and goes right to your heart with tunes like “Always On My Mind,” “Crazy,” and “I Fall to Pieces.”

The Coasters and the Drifters: Old School Rhythm and Blues 
March 27

Let’s go “Up on the Roof” with “Charlie Brown.” These two groups made songs come to life with humor and reflection. Come hear classics like “Poison Ivy,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Play It Cool,” “Yakety Yak,” and more.

Bebop: Jazz Gets Hip
April 10

Join us as we burn the jazz highway with stingers like “Salt Peanuts,” “Confirmation,” “Anthropology,” and other fast movers by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker that made bebop stand out as the sound that gave jazz its muscle.

 

 

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A special thank-you to Music at Woodmere’s generous partners: Bowman Properties and WRTI.

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